‘Take 3’ played a variety of old and new pieces and earned a standing ovation from the crowd

Ana Mata, Staff Writer

The musical group “Take 3,” also known as “Lindsay Deutsch and Friends,” performed at the Ramsey Theater Oct. 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. They played both old and new orchestral pieces. The group consisted of Lindsay Deutsch (violinist), Lila Yang (cellist) and Van-Anh Nguyen (pianist).

Lindsay Deutsch is an astounding American violinist in today’s music scene. She has roused audiences worldwide with her enthusiasm for music and shows a gifted display of technique and musicianship. Ms. Deutsch obtained her education from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles where she studied under Robert Lipsett.

“My teacher literally put chairs around me so that I couldn’t move,” Deutsch said. “I love to move.”

Yang’s love for music flourished during her travels in her elementary school years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from The Juilliard School under the mentorship of David Soyer and Darrett Adkins. While performing chamber, solo and orchestral concerts she has also given numerous educational concerts directed towards kindergarten to high school within the country and also internationally.

After hitting the No.1 spot on the Australian iTunes Classical charts in 2016 and 2017 and becoming the first Australian-Vietnamese to ever in history enter the US iTunes Classical Charts in 2017, Nguyen has become a worldwide sensation. By the age of 4, she was accepted into the Young Artists Program for gifted & talented musicians at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. By the age of 9, she had obtained her Associate Diploma in Music (Australia), and at age 12, received her Licentiate Diploma in Music (Australia), making history as one of the youngest in her generation.
They came together and are currently on tour as the group “Take 3.” Their opening performance had consisted a total of 9 songs. Some of the songs were “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, “Por Una Cabeza” by Carlos Gardel, and the theme from the well-known video game “Fortnite.”

“We’re all trained classically as you can tell by our Despacito rendition,” Deutsch said. “We got to a point, all three of us separately, where we decided we wanted to have fun.”

During the tango pieces, such as “Tanti Ani Prima” and “Libertango” by Piazzolla, two professional tango dancers (Sean Ericson and Cindy Giannini) performed on stage with the “Take 3” girls.

“These dancers won the United States Championship for tango, with this piece ‘Oblivion’ and they’re going to dance to it right now,” Deutsch said. “We’re very excited to have them here tonight.”
Throughout the show, the “Take 3” girls would speak to the audience in between songs to tell some of their stories and explain the history behind a few of the songs they play.

“Classical music as a genre has changed so much,” Nguyen said. “Even today we see that film schools, film music, and music from T.V. is also considered classical music.”

In the second half of the show, they played a total of seven songs. A few of them were “Marry You” by Bruno Mars, “She’s Always A Women” by Billy Joel, and the theme from the television show “Game of Thrones.”

Before the show ended and the group played their final song of the night, they took a moment to address the crowd and give advice about the future.

“Since the majority of the audience is college students I think it’s important to remember that, you’re still finding yourselves now,” Deutsch said. “But what’s important to remember is that it’s not always a clear path.”

After performing their final song the audience gave a standing ovation. A few audience members stayed after the show to speak with the group. When a student asked if they had any more advice to give they responded with a well thought out input:

“Never give up always be ready. If you’re not prepared you’ll miss out,” Deutsch said. “It’s about finding yourself and finding what you love.”